Mr. Paull was senior executive vice president and chief financial officer of McDonald’s Corporation from 2001 until he retired from that position in 2008. Prior to joining McDonald’s in 1993, he was a partner at Ernst & Young where he managed a variety of financial practices during his 18-year career and consulted with many leading multinational corporations.
Mr. Paull was formerly the lead independent director of Best Buy Co. and chairman of the Board’s Finance Committee. He currently serves as a director of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation and was also a former director of WMS Industries Inc. Mr. Paull is a member of the Advisory Board of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. He also served as an advisory council member for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Mr. Paull holds a Master’s degree in accounting and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois.
Mr. Paull brings to the Board significant financial expertise with a deep understanding of financial markets, corporate finance, accounting and controls, and investor relations. As a former chief financial officer of a multinational corporation, he also has extensive experience in international operations and marketing.